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Harley et al. performed an intervention study among Latina adolescents as part of the HERMOSA (Health and Environmental Research on Makeup of Salinas Adolescents) study. The girls were given replacement personal care products to use for 3 days, and their urine was tested for endocrine disruptors (benzophenone-3, triclosan, and parabens). The significant decrease in levels suggested that replacing personal care products may lower one’s body burden of these compounds. (See also the related Science Selection.)

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Reducing Phthalate, Paraben, and Phenol Exposure from Personal Care Products in Adolescent Girls: Findings from the HERMOSA Intervention Study

Map showing the proximity of schools to the West Fertilizer Company
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From the EHP Editors

Tinney et al. describe the chemical explosion at the West Fertilizer Company and especially the dangers of siting schools near such facilities, and recommend that states “should take a proactive role in promulgating state regulations that prohibit the siting of schools near facilities that store hazardous chemicals.” (See also the Brief Communication by Paulson et al. and the Review by Phenrat et al., featured below, for related research on schools and on a contaminated site, as well as the Science Selection.)


Ten-Year Monitored Natural Recovery of Lead-Contaminated Mine Tailing in Klity Creek, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Public Health Stops at the School House Door
Intrauterine Inflammation and Maternal Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 during Preconception and Specific Periods of Pregnancy: The Boston Birth Cohort

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Perinatal Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Placental Pathology Associated with Household Air Pollution in a Cohort of Pregnant Women from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Persistent Organic Pollutants and the Association with Maternal and Infant Thyroid Homeostasis: A Multipollutant Assessment
The Association of Prenatal Exposure to Perfluorinated Chemicals with Glucocorticoid and Androgenic Hormones in Cord Blood Samples: The Hokkaido Study

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